We’ve been crafting some of the world’s most unique, award winning and storied timepieces since 2011. Since this pocket watch is handmade and unique to you we can 100% guarantee your pocket watch will be 1 of 1. If you have any questions about our work please reach out!
You are looking at a piece of history repurposed for your poctet. This manually wound timepiece is made from 135 year old train track pried from the hillside of our hometown, Lethbridge, Alberta. This durable steel, manufactured by Barrow Hematite Steel Company in 1885, became the backbone of the coal mining industry and was an integral piece of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was sourced from the Galt No. 8 Mine site, which closed in 1957, and was a catalyst of economic development in aptly named Coalbanks (since changed to Lethbridge), as well as neighbouring towns Coalhurst and Coaldale. Larry Christmas, a previous chairman of the History and Heritage Committee of the Coal Association of Canada said: “The Galt No. 8 Mine site represents one of the most important abandoned coal mines in Canada...”
The Barrow Hematite Steel Company was a major iron and steel producer in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire (now Cumbria), England, between 1859 and 1963. At the turn of the 20th-century and the technological revolution it operated the largest steel mill in the world. Their quality steel rail now functions as the dial of our hand built and individually numbered timepiece.
The tether is made from none other than Hermann Oak leather from one of the finest tanneries in the USA. This edition is packaged in a Canadian-made wood box. And of course the craftsmen who make your pocket watch are human, not machines, ensuring your timepiece is completely unique in finish. Because our pocket watches are made by hand, please allow for minor differences in colour and texture. We hope you love it as much as we loved making it.
Movement: ETA 6498-1 with options of standard, geneva stripe or hand-engraved finishing.
Functions: Manually wound, 18,000 beats/hour, 46 hour power reserve, hours, minutes, sweeping second hand at the 5, incabloc shock protection.
Case: 42mm Hand-shaped 316L Stainless Steel, 9.6mm height.
Caseback: 316L Stainless Steel, with movement window.
Finishing: Hand-finished to create a beautiful industrial look.
Hands: White wire hour and minute hands. Black second hand.
Front Crystal: Sapphire
Back Crystal: Sapphire
Water Resistance: 5ATM
Tether: Hand-made using natural leather.
Packaging: Hand-made beautiful one-off packaging made from wood.
Warranty: 2 Year Warranty
Guarantee: We offer a one week compliment guarantee. If someone doesn’t love your watch within one week of wearing it…you’ve probably never left your house.
Build Time: Ships in 3-5 weeks
Love Time: Approx forever. Actually, forever.